Centre Seeks Report From Tihar Authorities on Jailbreak
New Delhi: The Home Ministry today sought a report from Tihar prisons authorities on escape of an undertrial from their custody.
"A report has been sought from the prison authorities," a senior Home Ministry official said.
In a major security breach, two undertrials scaled the wall of the ward they were lodged in and then dug a tunnel through the boundary wall to escape from the prison, Tihar officials said.
The sensational jailbreak took place on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and came to the notice of jail authorities only when the two inmates were found missing during the morning roll call, they said.
The duo have been identified as Faizan and Javed, both of them were lodged in the jail for burglaries.
While Faizan was soon nabbed, Javed managed to give jail authorities a slip. A manhunt has been launched to catch him, they said.
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.